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Browns Canyon. Photo by Bureau of Land Management

Congressional Inaction Fuels Frustration in the West

2/12/2016 // By Tom France

Thankfully, the armed standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over. But make no mistake, the larger debate over the control and management of America’s public lands rages on. Many flashpoints, hot rhetoric and deeply held positions divide the West. …

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5 Reasons This Should Be the Next National Monument

2/10/2016 // By Grant LaRouche

Our public lands are under threat. From the takeover of Malheur National Refuge, to land seizures out west, to gas pipelines fragmenting the east, it’s been a rough couple of years. That’s why it’s exciting to see new National Monuments …

Chestnut-mandibled toucan from Costa Rica. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Carney

This Week in NWF History: Broadening Our Conservation Efforts

2/8/2016 // By NWF

For many migratory species such as monarch butterflies, shorebirds, and whales, the United States is just one stop on their long journeys. Some species only spend part of their lives in the United States and depend on healthy forests and …

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Why It’s Tough for Fish in the Susquehanna These Days

2/5/2016 // By Jill Witkowski

If you’re a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, chances are you’re pretty lonely these days. After a population crash in 2005 where fewer young bass were surviving into adulthood, fisherman also noticed that smallmouth bass are being …

Yellowstone bison. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

2/4/2016 // By Steve Woodruff

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. It’s an appalling betrayal of modern wildlife-management principles virtually without …

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This Week in NWF History: The Founding of a Conservation Legacy

2/2/2016 // By NWF

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history that continue to make an impact today. In the early 1900s, …

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Searching for Signs of Winter

2/2/2016 // By Melissa Gaydos

To many New Englanders, winter is defined in inches – inches of snow that is. By that account, you wouldn’t be surprised that winter has so far come as a disappointment to many, but especially to winter sport enthusiasts. Yes, …

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Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

1/29/2016 // By Lauren Anderson

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. In addition to this, sensitive wildlife species are already suffering …

Great Blue Heron at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Alan Waters

Living Shorelines: Birds and Blue Carbon

1/21/2016 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

We often say that healthy coastal ecosystems can help reduce risks from climate change impacts like sea level rise, more frequent and intense coastal storms, and related erosion, while providing valuable habitat and ecosystem services, like water purification. A recent study …

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Creating a Green Workforce in Community Colleges

1/14/2016 // By Julian Keniry

Interview with Dr. Jerry Weber, President of the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL Jerry Weber is President of College of Lake County, in Illinois, where he has been supporting the clean economy workforce through the Illinois Green Economy Network …

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